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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin was an American composer and lyricist, widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. His music forms a great part of the Great American Songbook. Born in Imperial Russia, Berlin arrived in the United States at the age of five. He published his first song, "Marie from Sunny Italy", in 1907, receiving 33 cents for the publishing rights, and had his first major international hit, "Alexander's Ragtime Band" in 1911. He also was... Read More

BornIsrael Isidore Beilin
May 11, 1888
Tolochin, Russian Empire
DiedSeptember 22, 1989 (aged 101)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
OccupationSongwriter, composer, lyricist
Years active1907–1971
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